The first prize the book received was a Society of Midland Authors award in the biography and memoir category.
Then the biography was awarded first place in the nonfiction book category for the Society of Professional Journalists' "Best in Indiana Journalism" contest.
And just last week, Foreword Reviews announced that the book received honorable mention in the biography category in its INDIEFAB Awards.
Boomhower's biography on John Bartlow Martin, a prominent national journalist from Indiana, details Martin's life of fighting for the underdog and his career in journalism.
Martin was described as “the best living reporter,” the “ablest crime reporter in America,” and “one of America’s premier seekers of fact." In addition to reporting, he was also a key adviser and speechwriter for many presidential campaigns, including that of John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson.
John Bartlow Martin has received praise from many publications, with the Chicago Tribune stating "it should be mandatory reading in journalism schools across the land." Boomhower outlines Martin's legacy and makes a great contribution to the history of journalism.
Congratulations to Ray Boomhower on these outstanding achievements! Learn more about the book in this podcast with the author.